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    Mcdonald Ranger Station Horse

    Glacier National Park, Montana
    Elevation Gain91ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,211ft
    Elevation Min/Max3204/3269ft
    Elevation Start/End3211/3211ft

    Mcdonald Ranger Station Horse

    Mcdonald Ranger Station Horse is a hiking and horse trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 3,211 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 91 feet. This trail connects with the following: Upper Mcdonald Creek.
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    "This short hike follows a fragment of the old packers’ trail that ran up the McDonald Creek Valley before Going-tothe- Sun Road was built. Here McDonald Creek is guarded by the low walls of a distinctive little gorge; its aquamarine waters flow down as rushing waterfalls and quiet runs. Part of the trail is used for trail rides originating at Lake McDonald Lodge, so be prepared to meet horses along the way. The hike is particularly striking in the silence of early winter, when massive icicles hang from the walls of the gorge." Read more
    "Thousands of Glacier Park visitors see McDonald Falls and Sacred Dancing Cascade from the roadside overlooks, but the experience is much better if you visit them along the footpath on the opposite side of the stream. The hike takes you through wet cedar and hemlock temperate rainforest to the jagged cliffs along McDonald Creek. These famous cascades are joined by a classic Glacier backdrop of steep mountains and pointed peaks." Read more

    Trail Information

    Glacier National Park
    Nearby City
    Glacier National Park
    Glacier National Park, Park Headquarters, PO Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936; (406) 888-7800;
    Local Contacts
    DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 22, C5; USGS Quad Mount Cannon
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